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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Hummingbirds of Ecuador


I just got back from a fantastic trip to Ecuador after scouting out the various lodges for Hummingbird photography and next year's workshop. My main goal was to photograph different species of these fast moving birds. I used my D4 and a combination of the 200-400 and the 500mm depending on the location. The D4 made the shooting much easier than I had expected as the high ISO is excellent, and the FPS is certainly a plus. I'm a little over whelmed with all the images I need to process, but here are a couple that I have completed.

The Technical Details: Shutter Speed 1/250sec, Aperture f/18 or f20, ISO400-800, Exposure Program Manual Mode



























More hummer photos from the trip can be found here.
http://www.shetzers.com/Photography-Workshop/Photo-Tours/Hummingbirds-Photo-Tour/23559813_3Wn2Z7#!i=1907841934&k=kcRpDPz



Jun 19, 2012 at 04:48 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Hummingbirds of Ecuador


Wow, fantastic captures Matt!!!...beautifully done!!!


Jun 19, 2012 at 05:34 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Hummingbirds of Ecuador


Fantastic shots!.

I was wondering if your shutter speed was 1/250 or 1/2500. I see no motion blur in the wings and 1/250 seems a bit slow for that. But I could be wrong of course.



Jun 19, 2012 at 05:40 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Hummingbirds of Ecuador


Awesome series of images both here and on your website! I have been looking at going to Bellavista and Tandayapa myself.


Jun 19, 2012 at 05:45 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Hummingbirds of Ecuador


The 1/250 is what the camera is using, but it's the flashes (7) that control the freezing of the wings. By reducing the power in the flashes from 1/64 to 1/16, this equals about 1/10,000 to 1/5,000 shutter speed.

Matt



Jun 19, 2012 at 06:24 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Hummingbirds of Ecuador


Outstanding images Matt!




Jun 19, 2012 at 07:02 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Hummingbirds of Ecuador


Okay, never used flash with birds. Thanks for explaining!


Jun 19, 2012 at 07:25 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Hummingbirds of Ecuador


great captures, wonderful color

interesting details on capture settings



Jun 19, 2012 at 07:52 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Hummingbirds of Ecuador


it's a very nice set Matt


Jun 19, 2012 at 08:01 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Hummingbirds of Ecuador


Excellent set Matt, well done indeed.
David



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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Hummingbirds of Ecuador


Beautiful set,


Jun 19, 2012 at 10:09 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Hummingbirds of Ecuador


Very nice set Matt.

Rob



Jun 19, 2012 at 10:11 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Hummingbirds of Ecuador


These are beauties Matt

Morris



Jun 19, 2012 at 10:16 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Hummingbirds of Ecuador


Stunning birds and photography. And nice use of flash technique: it really brings out the colors.


Jun 19, 2012 at 11:51 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Hummingbirds of Ecuador


Excellent set of some rare ones. #1,3 and 5 are my picks. TFS


Jun 19, 2012 at 11:54 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Hummingbirds of Ecuador


These are all great Matt. 2 stands out for me ~ Ron


Jun 19, 2012 at 11:54 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Hummingbirds of Ecuador


A lovely set Matt. #2 is superb and that last one is a real looker. Great stuff.


Jun 20, 2012 at 03:32 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Hummingbirds of Ecuador


Absolutely stunning photos, Matt! Numkber two is a real standout, but they are all just brilliant!


Jun 20, 2012 at 06:28 AM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Hummingbirds of Ecuador


Thanks everyone. Ecuador is certainly the place for hummingbird photography as their are so many species easily accessed.

Matt



Jun 20, 2012 at 01:22 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Hummingbirds of Ecuador


Perfection


Jun 20, 2012 at 01:37 PM
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